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wish fulfillment


  1. gratification of desires.
  2. Psychoanalysis. the drive to free oneself from tension caused by instinctual needs, as sex.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wish fulfillment1

First recorded in 1905–10
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Example Sentences

And like most bubbles, it has more to do with wish fulfillment than reality.

A great side-benefit to the gruel of writing fiction is the fleeting moments of wish fulfillment the empty page provides.

Cain might just be for conservatives what Barack Obama was for liberals in 2008—a kind of wish-fulfillment candidate.

“A lot of it is wish fulfillment for the readers,” said a high-level editor in the celebrity magazine universe.

A number of other dreams recorded by the patient manifest simple wish fulfillment and are of no especial interest.

Something inside my brain was sucking all my strength in one tremendous, surging power-dive of wish fulfillment.

Of course it is unbelievable that the wish-fulfillment characteristic has not been noted by writers on the dream.

We very recently subjected a number of dreams to interpretation, but left wish-fulfillment entirely out of consideration.

Perhaps you now say that at this rate, not very much of the famed wish-fulfillment is left.





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